標題: Using a two-tier test in examining Taiwan graduate students' perspectives on paraphrasing strategies
作者: Sun, Yu-Chih
語言教學與研究中心
Language Teaching and Research Center
關鍵字: Plagiarism;Paraphrasing;Patchwriting;Academic writing;Second language writing
公開日期: 1-九月-2009
摘要: This study examines Taiwanese English as a foreign language (EFL) graduate students' perspectives on paraphrasing strategies. A two-layer scenario survey was developed to identify the reasoning behind students' judgments that certain paraphrasing is appropriate or inappropriate. The first-layer scenario survey is in a true-false format that consists of nine paraphrasing scenarios and that served to elicit from students their declarative knowledge of appropriate paraphrasing strategies. The second-layer scenario survey is in an open-ended question format that explores students' explanatory knowledge underlying their first-layer choices. In addition, an attitude survey and a demographic survey were designed and implemented to explore learner variables in relation to the learners' perspectives on paraphrasing strategies. A total of 141 EFL graduate students participated in the study. The results shed considerable light on students' diverse perceptions and reasoning regarding paraphrasing strategies. More than half of the students considered surface-level paraphrasing (patchwriting) to be acceptable strategy use. Significant correlation was found between students' responses to the acceptability of paraphrasing strategies and the following factors: (1) perceived difficulty in paraphrasing, (2) perceived value of appropriate source use, (3) perceived competence in overcoming the temptation to plagiarize, (4) perceived disadvantage as a foreign-language learner with paraphrasing, (5) gender, and (6) paraphrasing-related training. Pedagogical implications of the results are discussed.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12564-009-9035-y
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/14174
ISSN: 1598-1037
DOI: 10.1007/s12564-009-9035-y
期刊: ASIA PACIFIC EDUCATION REVIEW
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
起始頁: 399
結束頁: 408
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